The Biblical Feasts and the Acting of Ezekiel and Elijah

The Celebration of the Biblical Feasts
 
For us as body of Christ, the celebration of the biblical feasts doesn't mean the celebration out of legality but a celebration from the perspective of freedom and the revelatory knowledge in Jesus Christ.
 
Ezekiel and the Approach to the Temple Spring
 
For example, we can recognize a reference to the appointed biblical feasts through the approach of Ezekiel as he approached by the command of the angel the temple spring in the vision by God.
The biblical feasts are linked to the increase of the Holy Spirit – the presence of God on earth (see Ezekiel 47:1.3-5 i.c.w. Exodus 34:23-24).
 
Ezekiel 47:1.3-5:
1 The man brought me back to the entrance to the temple, and I saw water coming out from under the threshold of the temple toward the east (for the temple faced east). The water was coming down from under the south side of the temple, south of the altar. …
3 As the man went eastward with a measuring line in his hand, he measured off a thousand cubits and then led me through water that was ankle-deep.
4 He measured off another thousand cubits and led me through water that was knee-deep. He measured off another thousand and led me through water that was up to the waist.
5 He measured off another thousand, but now it was a river that I could not cross, because the water had risen and was deep enough to swim in – a river that no one could cross.
 
Exodus 34:23-24:
23 Three times a year all your men are to appear before the Sovereign Lord, the God of Israel.
24 I will drive out nations before you and enlarge your territory, and no one will covet your land when you go up three times each year to appear before the Lord your God.
 
The Rising Phase of the Water of the Temple Spring
 
Every stage of the rising of the water of the temple spring was linked to Ezekiel's obedience and the measure of the divine order, because the angel held a measuring line in his hand with which he measured 1000 cubits after each step of Ezekiel.
 
In this context, the number “1000” is related to the “full measure of God”.
There have been four phases of increase that should draw our attention to the following appointed time frames of God:
 
  1. the water that went up to the ankles of Ezekiel => Passover (note: forgiveness and salvation through the blood of the Lamb)
  2. the water that went up to the knees of Ezekiel => Shavuot/Feast of Weeks/Pentecost (note: includes the gift of faith to trust God for the coming provision/gift of supernatural revelation – the giving of the Torah/the outpouring of the Holy Spirit)
  3. the water that went up to the thigh of Ezekiel => Sukkot/Feast of Tabernacles (note: the feast of the glory of God/thanksgiving for the God given harvest)
  4. the water that covered the entire body of Ezekiel => the spirit-filled path of the body of Christ in the time frames of God and in the fullness of His glory.
The Going Up of Elijah on Mount Carmel
 
When we consider the going up of Elijah on Mount Carmel and his spiritual birth position (see 1 Kings 18:41-44a) as well as classify his body (note: head, knees and feet) into the three appointed biblical feasts by God according to Exodus 23:14-17, which are:
 
  1. Passover/the victory of Jesus Christ on the Cross, celebrated in the first biblical month of “Aviv/Nisan” (note: Elijah's feet; the foot of Mount Carmel),
  2. Shavuot/Pentecost, celebrated in the third biblical month of “Sivan” (note: Elijah's knees; Elijah's place of prayer on Mount Carmel) and
  3. Sukkot/Feast of Tabernacles, celebrated in the seventh biblical month “Ethanim/Tishrei” (note: Elijah's head; the top of Mount Carmel),
1 Kings 18:41-44a:
41 And Elijah said to Ahab, “Go, eat and drink, for there is the sound of a heavy rain.”
42 So Ahab went off to eat and drink, but Elijah climbed to the top of Carmel, bent down to the ground and put his face between his knees.
43 “Go and look toward the sea,” he told his servant. And he went up and looked. “There is nothing there,” he said. Seven times Elijah said, “Go back.”
44a The seventh time the servant reported, “A cloud as small as a man’s hand is rising from the sea.” ...
 
Elijah as a Sign of the Prophetic Body of Christ
 
Elijah can be recognized today as a representative of the prophetic body of Christ who points to the three appointed biblical feasts by God in the temporary time cycle of the year.
 
The reason is because the phase of a biblical year, according to the Hebrew (biblical) perspective is like a mountain where the beginning of the new year is called “Rosh Hashanah” within the blessing cycle of God, which means “peak/head of the mountain”.
 
Exodus 23:14-17:
14 “Three times a year you are to celebrate a festival to me.
15 “Celebrate the Festival of Unleavened Bread; for seven days eat bread made without yeast, as I commanded you. Do this at the appointed time in the month of Aviv, for in that month you came out of Egypt (note: Passah). “No one is to appear before me empty-handed.
16 “Celebrate the Festival of Harvest with the firstfruits of the crops you sow in your field (note: Shavuot – Feast of Weeks). “Celebrate the Festival of Ingathering at the end of the year, when you gather in your crops from the field (note: Sukkot – Feast of Tabernacles).
17 “Three times a year all the men are to appear before the Sovereign Lord.
 
Elijah's Going Up and the Seven-Fold Ascension of His Servant
 
Elijah's going up to Mount Carmel is a divine call to be attentive of the value of the biblical feasts within the temporary time of the year.
 
It was Elijah's intercession and the seven-fold going up of his servant to the top of the mountain that brought forth the glorious manifestation of God's creative hand which was a divine sign that pointed out that God would shape His plan on earth through the power of faith.
 
It was no coincidence that Elijah's servant had to go up seven times to the top of the mountain in order to see the hand of God.
 
It is the seventh month of “Tishrei/Ethanim” in the cycle of the redemption of God which contains the beginning of the new biblical year, the Ten Days of Awe, Jom Kippur – The Great Day of Atonement and Sukkot/the Feast of Tabernacles, which is the feast that celebrates the glory of God who is Jesus Christ full of grace and truth (see Exodus 40:34-35; 1 Kings 8:2.10-13 i.c.w. John 1:14).
 
Exodus 40:34-35:
34 Then the cloud covered the tent of meeting, and the glory of the Lord filled the tabernacle.
35 Moses could not enter the tent of meeting because the cloud had settled on it, and the glory of the Lord filled the tabernacle.
 
1 Kings 8:2.10-13:
2 All the Israelites came together to King Solomon at the time of the festival in the month of Ethanim, the seventh month. …
10 When the priests withdrew from the Holy Place, the cloud filled the temple of the Lord.
11 And the priests could not perform their service because of the cloud, for the glory of the Lord filled his temple.
12 Then Solomon said, “The Lord has said that he would dwell in a dark cloud; 13 I have indeed built a magnificent temple for you, a place for you to dwell forever.”
 
John 1:14:
14 The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.
 
Elijah, by his spiritual birth position, brought the supernatural sound in his ears (note: the supernatural outpouring of God) into the position of his knees, which is an indication of a repentant and humble heart in order to be enabled to pray or speak the words that the Spirit speaks.
 
Amen and Amen.
 
In His Wisdom,
 
Daniel Glimm